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Last year, U.S. military suicides reached a high point compared to the combat related deaths. MilitaryRecords.us.org shares the importance of reaching out to veterans.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
According to the The Washington Post, suicides in U.S. Armed Forces last year reached 349, a record compared to the combat deaths in Afghanistan. This is the largest number of service member suicides since 2001.
The Post continues, sharing that each branch has seen a large jump in suicides each year, but the Army is the service branch with the most (182 in 2012). Suicide deaths in the Marines has, however, been declining with a drop steadily.
The Air Force had 59 suicide deaths (16 percent more than 2011) and the navy had 60 at a 15 percent increase. MilitaryRecords.us.org shares these concerning facts to help prevent Armed Forces suicide through outreach and public knowledge.
A combat veteran returning from war can be helped by their respective military branches but it is also important to see the warning signs in friends, family members and acquaintances. By telling someone or talking to the person about getting psychological or psychiatric help, anyone can help prevent a suicide.
For more information or to get help about U.S. Armed Forces suicide prevention dial 1-800-273-TALK and press 1 for the Military Crisis line or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
MilitaryRecords.us.org is a database that provides service members, families, and more with access to military records and other public records in minutes. From family military history research to a veteran checking their own record, the MilitaryRecords.us.org database can find all information available.
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